Albers is accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. As of July 2014, less than five percent of the world’s business schools and less than one third of U.S. business schools have achieved business accreditation from AACSB.
Last night, Jeff Raikes of The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation spoke to an overflow crowd at the Albers School of Business. He was invited to be the last of this year’s speakers at the Executive Speakers Series. His talk, entitled “The Business of Doing Good” drew upon his decades-long leadership experiences at Microsoft, his current role as CEO of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and as an owner of the Seattle Mariners baseball team. He spoke about the role of philanthropy and its relationship to business and government and the lessons he learned in business that applies to philanthropy. Jeff Raikes gave three short case studies of excellence in leadership; the lessons he learned from each leader were:
When asked by a student in the audience about what advice he would give our generation of business leaders, he replied: “Follow your passion.”
Written by Thuy Vien. Thuy can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to the first Red Winged Leadership Award winner, Rahwa Habte! The award was organized by students in the Graduate Leadership Formation Certificate program at Seattle University to "honor leaders committed to embracing the unique intersection where leadership, business acumen, and social impact overlap."
Rahwa Habte is co-owner of the Hidmo Eritrean Cuisine restaurant in the Central District. According to the Red Winged Leadership Award website, "Rahwa’s mission for the restaurant is not only to foster community, but also to increase the visibility and availability of art, music, media culture and cuisine in the Central District through socially responsible actions. Rahwa loves her neighborhood and is passionate about addressing different social issues affecting it, creating pride, cultivating a safe space and open dialogue for all, and fostering local creativity and talent."
I interviewed some classmates who work full-time and take 1-2 classes each quarter about how they balance work, graduate school and “the rest of life”. Their advice follows:
Like most graduate students, my To Do list gets out of control quite frequently. Recently, I ran across a time management technique to help prioritize items on the To Do list that was presented by the authors of First Things First (Simon & Schuster) that I found quite helpful. The authors advised that you draw a 2x2 table and place items on your To Do list into one of the four squares. They suggested that you begin by tackling those items that are in the square marked Important/Urgent, followed by Important/Not Urgent before turning to “not important” items.
Not Important/Not Urgent
There are a lot of great opportunities to connect with the Albers School of Business this month! Below are a few of the upcoming events students and the general public are invited to attend.
No RSVP is necessary for the Albers Executive Speakers Series. To find out more about the Business Plan Competition final, click here. To RSVP to this event, please email Kim Eshelman. To RSVP to the Red Winged Leadership Award, click here.
May 10, Monday Albers Executive Speakers Series presents Robert Cremin, Chairman of Esterline Technologies Pigott Auditorium, 5:30 to 6:30pmMay 12, Wednesday Business Plan Competition FinalCampion Ballroom, Noon to 6pmMay 13, Thursday Red Winged Leadership Award Pigott Auditorium, 6:00 to 8:00pm
Albers Executive Speakers Series presents
Robert Cremin, Chairman of Esterline Technologies
Pigott Auditorium, 5:30 to 6:30pm
Business Plan Competition Final
Loc Nguyen is a graduate student at Seattle University pursuing a MBA degree with a Certificate in Finance. He started his studies in the fall of 2013 and expects to graduate in 2016.